SkillSelect allows to leave current employment end date empty
For current employment, you are allowed to leave the ‘End Date’ as blank.
You have the option of either using the dates mentioned on ACS letter or use the exact dates as you have really worked on.
My advice is to leave the current employment’s date empty.
ACS evaluation is ONLY provided only up to the point when you submit the application for your current active employment.
The gap between the EOI submission and actual EOI invitation will be considered for adding points, if you have got your employment verified by ACS.
Official Employment Time Period guidance straight for Filling SkillSelect
Provide details of the client’s employment history for the last 10 years.
For current employment, the ‘end date’ field should be left blank. SkillSelect will continue to tally periods of employment from date of EOI submission to the date of invitation to apply. Therefore, the client must update their EOI if their employment details change.
For Points Tested visas: Like 189 and 190
To be awarded points for employment it must meet three requirements:
- it was undertaken after the client meets at least the entry level requirements as set by the relevant assessing authority for that occupation (that is, completed a sufficient level of study and or amount of on-the-job training);
- it involved duties at the level of depth and complexity expected in Australia, and
- it meets the standards of skilled employment set by the relevant assessing authority for that occupation.
A client is considered skilled and therefore eligible for claiming employment points from the date the relevant assessing authority considers a client to be skilled in the nominated occupation.
It is beneficial for the client to obtain advice on their skilled employment by the relevant skills assessing authority as it provides clarity on the number of points the client is eligible for. Visa processing officers provide precedence to this advice when assessing employment history.
You have ACS/Accessing authority report evaluation letter? YES
Clients i.e. applicant, who have an opinion (Employment evaluation letter) on their skilled employment from the relevant assessing authority (like ACS) should enter employment periods as specified on the letter from the assessing authority.
You do not have the Accessing authority Letter
Where the relevant assessing authority does not provide an opinion on skilled employment and there are no standards set by the relevant assessing authority available on their website, clients need to provide evidence of employment experience after the date they completed qualifications and necessary skilled employment as per the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations.
Any periods of skilled employment must have been undertaken at the required skill level. Any gaps which are periods when the client was not in employment cannot be counted as periods of skilled employment. While the client is able to include previous employment that is not related to the nominated or closely related occupation, no points will be awarded.